Detecting and investigating cyber threats
What began as simple spam intent on tricking recipients into visiting sites and becoming customers has grown into a world-wide industry. Based on solid social engineering principles, these email attacks seek to commit fraud or deceive recipients into engaging with malicious content.
Phishing attacks can have a significant impact on organisations, causing data loss, credential compromise, malware infections, and financial loss. Many security solutions aim to stop phishing attacks before they reach inboxes, but as cybercriminals evolve their tactics, some percentage will probably always get through.
What’s needed is a concentrated effort to strengthen the weakest point in your security strategy: your users. And, should your users fail the organisation, it’s important for security teams to have an ability to detect phishing attacks themselves.
In this white paper, LogRhythm looks at the makeup of phishing attacks, which aspects of emails users need to focus on to elevate their security vigilance, and how to monitor characteristics to detect phishing emails — even when security solutions designed to do so, don’t.